Community Bank Barbecue to Jumpstart Life-Saving Device Purchase for Livonia FD

LIVONIA— Community Bank N.A. is hosting a chicken barbecue and raffle at Autumn in the Village to support the Livonia Hook & Ladder Fire Department. Community Bank N.A. part-time teller Julie Brown initiated the fundraiser after her husband, Jack, suffered a massive heart attack in 2015. Now missing the left side of his heart, Jack must wear a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) with wires attached to his heart to keep him … [Read more...]

Homeland Security to Award Hemlock Fire Department $82K for Airpacks

LIVONIA – The Hemlock Fire Department is poised to receive a federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security. According to a press release from Congressman Chris Collins, the Hemlock Fire Department will receive $82,667 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and … [Read more...]

Car Explodes in Dansville Attached Garage


DANSVILLE – Firefighters saved a house on Deer Park Drive after a car apparently exploded in an attached garage Saturday afternoon. According to a Facebook post by Dansville Fire Chief Glenn Camuto to the Dansville Fire Department, a car exploded inside an attached garage. An emergency call came to the Dansville Fire Department at about 2:41 p.m. "As Chief of the Dansville Fire Dept I was very proud of the hard work and actions conducted … [Read more...]

Lima’s New Fire Truck Takes Safety to New Heights

LIMA – A new fire truck purchased by the Lima Fire Department will help keep the town and village of Lima and its volunteer firefighters safer than ever. According to Lima Fire Chief Jim Pribanich, the new truck, a 1996 Spartan quint aerial, is a good fit due to its tall ladder and multiple safety features. "We’ve been looking for aerial trucks for, I’d say, a good six months, and Lima is a small community so it’s tough to find a deal that … [Read more...]

Lakeville’s Ramsay Constructors Build Giving Tradition with $4.2K in Local Donations

DANSVILLE – When Christmas time rolled around last year, the friends, family and employees of Chris Ramsey and Michelle Paroda knew that their perfect gift would actually be giving something away. The employees of Ramsey Constructors out of Lakeville pooled money together for an end-of-the-year hurrah on Jan. 28 and $1,400 donations to three local organizations: Sully and the Ladies in Pink; the Vincent House; and the Lakeville Fire … [Read more...]

Groveland Fire Department Wins FASNY Recruitment Toolkit

GROVELAND — The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced that the Groveland Volunteer Fire Department has been selected as one of the winners of FASNY’s “Ultimate Recruitment Toolkit.” According to a press release from FASNY, the Groveland Fire Department was randomly selected from a pool of 253 fire departments that registered early for FASNY’s 6th Annual RecruitNY weekend, Groveland Volunteer Fire Department will be … [Read more...]

DWI Driver Wrecks Fire Hose and Own Car at Chimney Fire in Conesus

CONESUS – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Conesus woman on Sunday for driving while intoxicated after she ran over a fire hose at an active fire scene, damaging the hose and disabling her car. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty,  Karen Zingerella, 51, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. She allegedly damaged a 300-foot 5-inch fire hose, but that did not stop the fire department from stopping … [Read more...]

Students Ticketed, Fire Dept. Ticked about Book Fires During Finals

GENESEO – Two SUNY Geneseo students were ticketed by Geneseo Police last week, finals week, after they allegedly not only started an open book and trash fire just feet from their Court Street house but kindled another fire after firefighters had responded. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Michael Taussig, 22, of Dobbs Ferry, NY, and Mitchell Gillard, 21, of Elba, NY, were both ticketed for Open Burning, a … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Firefighters Announce Halloween Party at Fire Hall

MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Fire Department is hosting a special party at the fire hall on Halloween. The party is Saturday, Oct 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a costume contest at 7 p.m. There will also be cider and Halloween snacks. The night is sponsored by Mount Morris Save-A-Lot, Geneseo Wegmans, Mount Morris Partners for Progress, Mount Morris Police Benevolent Association, Mount Morris Ambulance, Mount Morris Kiwanis and … [Read more...]

Teen Walks Away from East Avon Rollover

AVON – A teenager walked away from a rollover accident with no serious injuries on Bronson Hill Road Thursday afternoon. The 18 year old male was driving a Honda Civic when the vehicle apparently left the road near 2825 Bronson Hill Road, partially entered a parallel ditch, and struck a culvert going under a driveway at about 2:30 p.m. The car came to rest on its back at the scene. The driver was the lone occupant of the … [Read more...]